The Architecture of Desert Leisure


The Architecture of Desert Leisure by author and PSPF president Erik Rosenow. Published in 2013, this fun and educational 40-page tribute journal chronicles the rise of the "lifestyle" condominium in south Palm Springs and places these fascinating residences in their respective social, historical, and architectural contexts. Through rarely-seen vintage photographs and advertisements, this journal captures the allure of the "leisure lifestyle" and the glamour it promised to middle-class home buyers. The journal also examines how the lifestyle condominium phenomenon matured into modernist designs bordering on the "lavish."

Author: Erik Rosenow
Publisher: Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
© 2013

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